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November 8, 2013

Berkowitz Oliver Obtains Summary Judgment for Client in Indemnification Lawsuit

After successfully litigating claims against Karen Pletz, the former President and CEO of KCUMB, Ms. Pletz’s former law firm brought a claim against KCUMB seeking to enforce her alleged indemnification rights.  Berkowitz Oliver attorneys Jeff Morris and Tim West moved for summary judgment claiming that the indemnification claim could not survive as a matter of law.  The trial court agreed and a final judgment was entered in favor of the firm’s client without the need for a trial.  The trial …

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November 1, 2013

Defense Attorney Jeff Morris Talks Pride and Prejudices, Risks and Rewards

The Kansas City Business Journal interviewed Jeff Morris regarding his practice of federal criminal litigation, investigations and complex civil litigation at Berkowitz Oliver. Read Full Interview

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October 29, 2013

Berkowitz Oliver Upholds Trial Victory on Appeal

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, affirmed the judgment David Oliver and Tim West obtained for the firm’s client, David Francis.  The case, which received significant media attention, was tried in two parts.  First, a bench trial was held before the Honorable Sandra Midkiff in Jackson County on Plaintiff’s contention that a partnership existed between he and Mr. Francis as to various entities and assets around the Kansas City area such as the Hillcrest Country Club and Prairie Highlands …

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